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Array Controller 6i on DL385

Steve Giordano
Frequent Advisor

Array Controller 6i on DL385

I'm using the on-board controller in a DL385 (SA 6i). We're running Virtual Server and while analyzing performance data I figured I would check the cache settings on the controller in the ACU. When I look at the Cache Ratio settings there's only 1 option -- 100% Read, 0% Write. Is this correct or is there a fix for this? I would like to adjust the cache ratio for more write intensive applications like MS Virtual Server.
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Array Controller 6i on DL385

Steve:


I believe you need to Battery Backed Write Cache Enabler in order to set the Write Cache %.


Smart Array 6i 128MB Battery Backed Write Cache Enabler Option Kit 346914-B21


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Steve Giordano
Frequent Advisor

Re: Array Controller 6i on DL385

OK. We're talking about upgrading to the SA 6404. I would imagine that would help us out as well right?
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Array Controller 6i on DL385

I believe the 6400 series comes with Write Cache enabled, but you can also buy Battery Backed Cache Upgrade kits for more Cache memory.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Steve Giordano
Frequent Advisor

Re: Array Controller 6i on DL385

Great -- thanks for your help.